Cars have every right to be treated the way you would treat human beings. They are not cheap things to come by with, hence, it is but right to take extra care for your cars. You do not want to spend thousand in owning a car only to treat it like trash or whatnot. Treating it as something unimportant will hasten the decrease of its market value and will also lead to mechanical problems of all sorts.
A colleague shared to me his secrets of having a great car that has lasted through the years.
First, you should protect your cars the way you protect your children. If you provide food and drink for your child, then provide your car with the right drink as well. Always consider the type of gasoline and engine oil you allow your car to be in contact with. It is not about giving it the best kind, but about giving it the right and appropriate kind of gasoline and engine oil.
Next, just as much as you send your children to monthly or annual general check-ups, even when you see nothing wrong with their health, you should also do as much for your car. Send them to a mechanic every month, especially after those times before and after you will use the car for a long drive. Having it checked before the trip will ensure that you will have a worry-free trip and having it checked afterwards will ensure that you will be able to find out any problem that your car might have had through the course of the trip, enabling you to fix it immediately before it gets worse.
Lastly, just like your efforts to provide your children with a great home, make sure that you provide your car a great garage. A great garage means a safe and secure garage that will prevent any form of burglary, as well as ensure that no harmful chemicals will be able to contaminate the car. The garage is not the storage room. Also, make sure that you provide your car with a sturdy garage with a sturdy roof. Also make sure that your plumbing system does not interfere with your garage so that when damages occur in your piping, it will not greatly affect the garage with water damage issues and other problems.